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DMU is located on a 24-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, just west of downtown on Grand Avenue.

To Des Moines University:

From the north:
Traveling south on Interstate 35, take Interstate 235 west through Des Moines. Take the 31st Street exit. Turn left (south) on 31st Street. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue, the University will be on your left (3200 Grand Avenue).

From the south:
Traveling north on Interstate 35, take Interstate 235 east through Des Moines. Take the 31st Street exit. Turn right (south) onto 31st Street to Grand Avenue. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue, the University will be on your left (3200 Grand Avenue).

From the east:
Traveling west on Interstate 80, take Interstate 235 west through Des Moines. Take the 31st Street exit. Turn left (south) on 31st Street. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue, the University will be on your left (3200 Grand Avenue).

From the west:
Traveling east on Interstate 80, take Interstate 235 east through Des Moines. Take the 31st Street exit. Turn right (south) onto 31st Street to Grand Avenue. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue, the University will be on your left (3200 Grand Avenue).

To the Civic Center:

From I-235 Westbound:
Take the Third Street exit and travel south approximately six blocks to the Civic Center.

From I-235 Eastbound:
Take the 5th Avenue/Third Street exit and travel south approximately six blocks.